Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, Ulster’s Rory Best and Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip at the launch of the new European competitions   at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho/PA

Thankfully, the glories of the previous 19 years of the Heineken Cup have not been completely cast adrift, and as the highlights reel of the tourname(...)

  Christoph Kramer of Germany challenges Ikechi Anya of Scotland during the EURO 2016 Group D qualifying match between Germany and Scotland at Signal Iduna Park on September 7, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A proposal allowing for a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion will be discussed this week by Fifa’s Executive Committee.(...)

TUI president Gerry Craughwell has urged members to vote yes on industrial action in the event that members reject the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Frank Miller

Industrial action in second-level schools could be initiated by the end of the month if teachers vote to reject the Haddington Road agreement next wee(...)

Ann Fay, outgoing president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation,  presents incoming chief  Brendan O'Sullivan with his chain of office at the INTO annual conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Primary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to form an alliance with other public service (...)

A woman buys a newspaper in Rangoon, Burma, yesterday. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Newspapers may be suffering elsewhere, but in Burma private dailies have hit newsstands for the first time in nearly half a century after 16 da(...)